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AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dengue fever kills 91 in Indonesia

B>JAKARTA:/BDengue fever has killed at least 91 people in Indonesia this year, mainly on Java island, and a new deadly strain of the disease could be responsible, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

Health 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Influenza wars

Influenza is one of several diseases causing fever and respiratory symptoms that might raise suspicions of SARS. Its resemblance to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has raised concerns as a recurrence of SARS during the influenza season cannot be ruled out.

Nation 01 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mandatory death for rapists

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, announced a Cabinet proposal that rapists who cause the death of their victims will be automatically regarded as murderers and face the mandatory death sentence.

Health 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

The SARS effect

Chinese health officials have reported one confirmed case of SARS and two suspected cases in the province of Guangdong since SARS was declared under control last July. Are we facing another outbreak of the dreaded respiratory disease? TANG WENG HENG reports.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Culling of civet cats begins in China

B>GUANGZHOU:/BHealth workers began drowning and incinerating thousands of civet cats in southern China yesterday over fears they carry a new strain of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) but international experts worried the cull may only add to the danger.

AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Patient may be down with new SARS virus, says report

B>BEIJING:/BConfusion over whether a suspected SARS patient in China has the disease deepened yesterday when tests suggested he may have been infected by a new strain of the virus, media reported.

Nation 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fujian flu mutated form of flu virus

The Fujian flu currently sweeping over Europe and the United States is a slightly mutated form of a common strain of the influenza virus, a virologist said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doc: Vaccine can help protect against flu virus

THE new Fujian flu virus sweeping the United States and Europe has given Singapore a miss so far. But it will come, said virologist Dr Ling Ai Ee.

Health 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eating and infections

Practise healthy eating habits to optimise your immune system, writes Dr WINNIE CHEE.

AseanPlus News 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS anti-bodies found in five animal traders

B>GUANGZHOU:/BResearchers in southern China who traced the virus that causes SARS to the endangered civet cat, said SARS anti-bodies have been found in traders of wild animals who did not develop the symptoms of the disease, according to press reports seen yesterday.